After a successful tour in the spring and summer, IDFB 2010 co-commissioned work 5 SOLDIERS – The Body Is The Frontline recently had its international premiere at the Madrid En Danza festival in Spain. The prestigious dance festival invited Rosie Kay Dance Company to perform 5 Soldiers at the Teatro de la Abadia for two nights. The piece, which is a timely, controversial, thought provoking exploration of war in modern times, received an incredible reception, selling out its premiere and had a great response from interested audiences who stayed for the post-show talk.
5 SOLDIERS is a dance theatre work with a female and four male dancers. It looks at how the human body is essential to, and used in, warfare. The work, choreographed by Rosie Kay, explores the physical training that prepares you for war, as well as the possible effects on the body, and the injury caused by warfare. For more 5 Soldiers news, visit the Rosie Kay Dance Company website. You can also watch the BBC coverage on the 5 SOLDIERS Facebook Group.